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Open Rank Faculty in Dynamic Systems & Control

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Open Rank Faculty in Dynamic Systems & Control
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0160124
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Dynamic Systems and Control. This position will be at Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Exceptional candidates will be considered for named professorships.

The successful candidate for this position will have expertise in any emerging field of control and dynamical systems with emphasis on areas including but not limited to robotics and autonomous systems, control and information theory, perceptions and intelligent systems, signal processing and estimation, mechatronics, and system dynamics. Particularly desirable are areas such as human-machine interaction, modeling and control of social and behavioral systems, bioinspired robotics, and social robotics, just to mention a few, which are complementary to already existing expertise in the Department. Within the aforementioned areas, the selection criteria will place more emphasis on the strength of the scholarship and less on the specific area of the candidate. We seek the strongest candidates in these areas with experience in theory, modeling, computation, experimentation or a combination thereof.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a closely related discipline. We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and developing an internationally recognized research program.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates should apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu to posting number TR0160124. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of published journal articles, a one-page research statement, a brief statement on teaching preferences, and the names of five references that the search committee may contact. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 5, 2016, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Mechanical Engineering
Work Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/05/2016
Review Begin Date: 12/05/2016
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69997

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents